5 unique activities you can try on your next weekend getaway

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Planning a weekend getaway? Then here are a few activities for you to check out, while you’re away:

It’s full steam ahead

Wherever you’re heading for your holiday in the UK, do a little research to see what preserved railways are operating in the area. Step aboard a steam railway for a unique travel experience that you won’t forgot in a hurry. From the elegant surroundings of your vintage carriage, you’ll enjoy stunning views, you won’t see from anywhere else. So, it’s a great way to familiarise yourself with the area. Book a luxury steam excursion, and you may have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon tea, a fish and chip supper or a sit down three-course meal.

Step back in time

Roll back the years and when you step into a 1940’s weekend, held at numerous locations around the country. Get into the spirit of things by dressing up in your finest 1940’s togs or simply go along to enjoy the vintage stalls, classic vehicles, live music and entertainment. Don’t worry; you won’t need to bring your ration card, they’ll be lots of food and drink for you to enjoy. Gain an insight into a bygone era, when you see how things were done in the flying forties.

Take off for an air show

There are air shows planned at many locations around the UK this summer, from Blackpool to Bournemouth and many more besides. Go along, and you may see historic planes such as Spitfires, Hurricanes or a Lancaster Bomber. Look out for the breathtaking antics of Wingwalkers or marvel at the stunning aerobatics of the Red Arrows. Attend an air show, and you’ll find plenty on the ground to amuse you too, including stalls, stands, food and drink.

Uncover a good read

Learn more about the writing process when you attend one of the UK’s many literary festivals. A mixture of readings, discussions and interviews typically make up the programme; and you’ll have the opportunity to hear best-selling authors spill the beans on how they write their books. The Edinburgh International Book Festival alone brings together around 1000 writers and thinkers – so there’s bound to be one that peaks your interest. Alternatively, if you prefer a mooch in a second-hand book shop then visit Hay-on-Wye and discover the beautiful border country too.

Dive into water sports

Immerse yourself in water sports on your next breakaway. Wherever you’re staying, there’s likely to be the potential for you to enjoy some time out on the water, from canoeing to surfing, white water rafting or yachting or simply a little rowing on a lake.

From conker championships to cheese rolling competitions, there are a plethora of activities to enjoy around the UK, many of which are unique to the region. So dig a little deeper to discover countless activities you haven’t tried before. Planning a holiday? Then book your accommodation through TopRooms for lots of choice and a great deal.

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